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POTPOURRI

New York Times, Sunday, August 14, 1955

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 514 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,238
Across Down
1. Forbes Field players. : PIRATES
8. Roman boxer's hand covering. : CESTUS
14. Short snooze. : CATNAP
20. Early recluse. : EREMITE
21. Part of the globe. : ORIENT
22. Salt of an acid. : OLEATE
23. Reading desk. : LECTERN
24. Unhappy state. : MISERY
25. Sports headliner. : SANTEE
26. Undivided. : ONE
27. ___ Islands. : SEA
28. Silky, twilled fabric. : MESSALINE
30. Peak. : ALP
31. Shade. : TINT
33. "Now hear ___." : THIS
35. Honeysuckle. : VINE
36. Critic Faure. : ELIE
37. Pantomiming. : ACTINGOUT
40. Heroine of "The Sun Also Rises." : BRETT
42. More foxy. : SLIER
43. St. Nazaire's river. : LOIRE
44. Trial balloon. : FEELER
45. Characters in "Iolanthe." : PEERS
46. Enrages. : MADDENS
49. Prominent impresario. : BING
50. Plant with red fruit. : SUMAC
52. Arabian gazelles. : ARIELS
53. Abbess of Whitby and others. : HILDAS
55. Stylish garments. : DUSTERS
59. Church images. : ICONS
60. Necessities of the 1890's. : GASMANTLES
62. Vigor: Colloq. : SNAP
63. The S in U. S. : SAM
64. French river. : ORNE
65. Swiss river. : AARE
66. For shame! : FIE
67. Raw materials. : ORES
69. Classic Greek statue by Myron. : DISCOBOLUS
73. Tuscan city. : SIENA
75. Knobby. : NODULED
77. Exchanged. : TRADED
78. Thames boatman. : PUNTER
79. "City of light." : PARIS
81. Reared. : BRED
82. Setters of values. : PRICERS
83. Wined and dined. : FETED
86. Grand ___. : RAPIDS
88. Clio's sister. : ERATO
89. Mimics. : APERS
90. Playwright Clifford. : ODETS
91. Site of Puget Sound navy yard. : BREMERTON
95. Cacophonies. : DINS
96. Emulate Mme. Defarge. : KNIT
97. Tobies. : JUGS
98. Meerschaum. : PIPE
99. City N W of Lima. : ICA
100. Troublemaker. : DISRUPTER
103. Milton's brother. : IKE
106. ___ Juana. : TIA
107. Gov. Williams' middle name. : MENNEN
109. Enough to spoil a shutout. : ONERUN
110. The sun: Poet. : DAYSTAR
112. Yalu port. : ANTUNG
113. Christian creed. : NICENE
114. Along the way. : ENROUTE
115. Headlands. : NESSES
116. Talked disrespectfully. : SASSED
117. Walked rapidly. : STEPPED
1. Court game. : PELOTA
2. Peaceful. : IRENIC
3. Modern. : RECENT
4. Danish county. : AMT
5. Draws. : TIES
6. To be: Fr. : ETRE
7. Team that beat the "Damn Yankees." : SENATORS
8. Perpetrate. : COMMIT
9. Indians. : ERIES
10. Sibilant sound. : SISS
11. Drivers' places. : TEES
12. Disentangle. : UNRAVEL
13. Saints who lived on pillars. : STYLITES
14. Town on the Loire. : COSNE
15. Seed wings. : ALAE
16. Events in the decathlon. : TEN
17. Girl's name. : NATALIE
18. Setting of "La Boheme." : ATELIER
19. Frogs. : PEEPERS
29. Gate crashers. : INTRUDERS
32. Seven-time U. S. tennis champion. : TILDEN
34. Color. : HUE
36. Chooses. : ELECTS
38. Seasonal songs. : NOELS
39. Processes cotton. : GINS
40. Creator of famous masks. : BENDA
41. Unfilial daughter. : REGAN
42. Resorts. : SPAS
44. "Mr. Roberts," for example. : FILM
46. Home for 97 Down. : MAISON
47. Winner of five Derbies. : ARCARO
48. Greek warrior at Troy. : DIOMED
49. Divide. : BISECT
51. Think deeply. : MUSE
53. Young Brinker. : HANS
54. Became vapid. : STALED
56. In carnival dress: Fr. : ENFETE
57. Actress Luise. : RAINER
58. Javelins. : SPEARS
60. They're found in bowls. : GRIDIRONS
61. Extol. : LAUD
64. Stettin's river. : ODER
68. Extras. : SUPERS
70. Ordinary course. : ORBIT
71. Sweet singers. : BARDS
72. Poems. : ODES
73. Staff. : SUITE
74. Legalized, as a company: Abbr. : INCORP
76. Boys. : LADS
78. Baby carriage. : PRAM
80. Implements for pressing. : SADIRONS
82. Has authority. : PRESIDES
83. "Party of One" author. : FADIMAN
84. Of common gender: Gram. : EPICENE
85. Occupants. : TENANTS
87. Flower. : PETUNIA
88. Unit of energy. : ERG
91. Sun-tanned. : BURNED
92. Caper. : TITTUP
93. Poppy product. : OPIATE
94. Approached. : NEARED
96. Davy Crockett and others. : KINGS
97. ___ fille. : JEUNE
100. Sandy tract: Brit. : DENE
101. Hungarian city. : PECS
102. ___ bien. : TRES
104. Great philosopher. : KANT
105. Mrs. Rochester's maiden name. : EYRE
108. Greek letters. : NUS
111. Mop up. : SOP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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